How to Improve Your Email Open Rates

Did you know email open rates vary widely by industry? The shopping industry, for example, sits at an average of 41%, while emails sent by marketing and advertising companies are open at a rate of just 25%. Here at MailPoet, we class an excellent open rate as 30% or higher and a good open rate […]

Stop Sending Emails To Your Inactive Subscribers Now. Here’s Why

If you find that your email open rate is declining over time or if it has dipped below 20%, it’s time to action! Why is that happening in the first place? Well, it’s not unusual for some of your subscribers stop engaging with your emails over time, even after just a month. This happens to […]

How to Segment Your WordPress Subscribers With a Second Email List

When your WordPress website reaches 1,000+ subscribers, it’s time to start thinking about creating a second email newsletter if: Your site covers more than one topic; or Your website has a lot of new content. The idea here is that you want to keep your subscribers engaged. When your subscribers are able to choose the […]

The Beginner’s Guide to Email Segmentation

Do you have one big email list for all your subscribers? If so, it’s time to think about email segmentation. Email blasting, where you send one big “blast” to all of your subscribers on your list, is no longer email best practice. In 2019, it’s all about segmentation — that is, segmenting your email list […]

11 of the Best Email Newsletters to Inspire Your Own

When you think back to 1971, what comes to mind? Bell bottoms were in fashion. John Lennon released the timeless album “Imagine,” and the Race to Space was in full force.    But, 1971 also marked the birth of email. The very first messages were sent on the ARPANET system, a precursor to the internet. […]

12 of the Best Email Subject Lines We’ve Ever Seen

Has an email subject line ever made you raise an eyebrow? Laugh out loud? Or simply curious enough to open an email? Like me, you’ve probably spent hours crafting your email newsletters, perfecting your timing, topics, images, and CTA. But what good is an amazing email if no one opens it? Email subject lines can […]